International royalties collection

Ifpi Sweden provides a service for collecting your royalties in about 50 countries — tell us if you would like to join!

 

För information på svenska, klicka här: ”Nya rutiner för internationella royalties”

Ifpi Sweden has a long history of partnership and information exchange with leading collecting societies around the world.

If you own a commercially released sound recording, Ifpi Sweden can assist you in collecting your neighbouring rights royalties at international collecting societies. For Ifpi Sweden to be able to collect your international royalties, you first need to give us the mandate to represent you worldwide.

To sign up for international royalties collection, please contact this email address: row@ifpi.se (Rest of the World).

 

New routines as of January 2021 for collecting copyright income from about 50 countries

On 1 January 2021, Ifpi Sweden (Ifpi) will start completely new and more efficient procedures for collecting royalties internationally, i.e. copyright remuneration for master owners of commercially released sound recordings (what Ifpi previously called ”bilateral remuneration”).

The new routines consist of Ifpi initiating a collaboration with the neighbouring rights agent Global Master Rights (GMR) whereby GMR is assigned by Ifpi to administer the collection of copyright remuneration from CMOs in about 50 territories. Ifpi receives the remuneration and distributes it to the relevant rights holders (master owners).

If you are a master owner and want Ifpi to collect copyright remuneration for territories other than Sweden, please contact us at this email address – row@ifpi.se (Rest of the World) – and we will get back to you with further information. You are also welcome to contact us at this e-mail address if you have questions about these new routines.

NOTE! Each rights holder must actively notify Ifpi (via email to row@ifpi.se) in order for us to start collecting your master royalties internationally. Ifpi will stop collecting international royalties for rights holders who have previously (i.e. prior to 1 November 2020) crossed in one or more foreign countries. Ifpi needs a completely new mandate from each rights holder.

 

Frequently asked questions

Below we have compiled answers to the most common questions.

 

  1. Why is Ifpi changing its way of handling international royalties collection?

Through this new way of collecting international royalties, Ifpi will significantly expand the number of countries available for collection as well as streamline the administration in a cost-effective manner. This is also why Ifpi has chosen to start a collaboration with a partner who has many years of experience and knowledge in this field. Ifpi and GMR will together take advantage of well-functioning existing collaborations and claim procedures with copyright societies around the world.

 

  1. How do I join Ifpi’s international royalties collection service?

Please send an email to us on this email address – row@ifpi.se (Rest of the World) – and we will get back to you with further information.

 

  1. Do I give Ifpi or GMR the assignment to collect copyright remuneration from other countries?

You give the assignment to Ifpi. Ifpi has, in turn, chosen to work with GMR as an agent to handle the day-to-day collection and administration on behalf of Ifpi and our rights holders.

 

  1. What is the administration fee?

Ifpi strives to offer rights holders an opportunity to take advantage of international royalties collection at the lowest possible cost. Neither Ifpi nor GMR charges fixed fees for collection. However, a variable administration fee will be applied, which for 2021 will be 12.5% ​​of the collected amount in SEK. This administration fee only covers actual costs and does not create any profit for Ifpi.

 

  1. Can I join this service if I have already signed an agreement with another party to collect international master royalties?

In such case, you cannot take part in Ifpi’s new service for international royalties collection. Our new routines are conditional upon that you give the assignment exclusively to Ifpi for collection worldwide and that your recordings are claimed with Ifpi with the, from time to time, applicable metadata requirements (including ISRC).

 

  1. When will payments be made and with what periodicity?

Ifpi will pay out international royalties remuneration once every quarter. The first payment will take place during the second half of 2021. In order to increase the quality of payments and reduce the risk of adjustments, a post-collection holdback period will be applied.

 

  1. In which foreign countries will Ifpi collect master royalties?

Ifpi strives to broaden its collection to as many countries as possible around the world. A prerequisite for collection is that the country in question has a functioning copyright law and established copyright societies. Ifpi and GMR are currently exchanging copyright remuneration from around 50 countries.

 

  1. What do I need to do if I previously (i.e. prior to 1 November 2020) gave Ifpi the task of collecting international royalties?

Ifpi will stop collecting international royalties for rights holders who have previously (i.e. prior to 1 November 2020) crossed in one or more foreign countries. Each rights holder must actively notify Ifpi (by email to row@ifpi.se) in order for us to start collecting your master royalties internationally. Ifpi needs a completely new mandate from each rights holder.

 

  1. In case I sign the new agreement for international royalties but then I change my mind, how do I terminate the new agreement?

If you have signed the agreement for the new service but now want to terminate it, please notify us in writing via this email address: row@ifpi.se. We will then get back to you with further information. A notice period of 7 months applies.

 

Do you have questions about our international royalties collection? Contact us at row@ifpi.se